Imagine seeing a village, a town, a hamlet through the eyes of those who live there, while you wander the streets of off -the-main-road villages that are not on the top 10 sites that every tourist visits to take a selfie, but are real and thriving everyday life. Local markets, boutique shops and gourmet restaurants where the locals gather. Have you ever heard of a touring company giving the option to alter the itinerary to suit the needs of the small group? Probably not. But Artistic Gourmet Adventures can do just that because YOU are the most important part of the equation!
Artistic Gourmet Adventures provides luxury week-long travel Adventures for groups of up to twelve guests in beautiful locations around the world. Accommodations during our Adventures include private villas, chateaux, chalets, and stately homes, along with our very own private Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated chef providing amazing multi-course gourmet cuisine.
2020 Adventures of a Lifetime
Paris – The City of Lights
Available upon Request throughout the Year
Kim and Walter Eagleton fell in love with the City of Lights while living there. Every person, every street, every building has a story to tell of the glorious and not so glorious histories of one of the Europe’s oldest cities.
On this amazing Adventure you will enjoy living in Paris like a local. Yes, we will visit many of the iconic landmarks in Paris the day tourists visit, but you will have the unique opportunity to relax and absorb 100% more because Artistic Gourmet Adventures is always in the lead!
Our Paris Mansion is in a private neighborhood in Paris. No hotels or B&Bs, but a home-like atmosphere in a private residence where you can be pampered, put your feet up at the end of the day, sip a cocktail and discuss the wonders of the city while awaiting your gourmet dinner prepared by Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum Chef Walter Eagleton.
Limited to Six Adventurers
The Passions of Portugal
Sunday, April 19 – Saturday, April 25, 2020
In our six day-seven night The Passions of Portugal Adventure we will be located in the amazingly beautiful and historic Sintra area just north of Lisbon. This area is within close reach of the beaches of the Atlantic Silver Coast, the incredible history packed town of Sintra, the ‘riviera of Portugal’-Cascais- and of course the picturesque city of Lisbon. We will enjoy first class accommodations, Walter’s gourmet meals-with a Portuguese flair, private daily excursions to the best of the area and discover the wine and Port that makes Portugal unique.
Watercolor Painting Adventure in Central Portugal with Jo Williams
Sunday, May 10 – Saturday, May 16, 2020
Only One Double Bed Room Left
The French Kitchen: Cooking in France’s Loire Valley
with Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum Chef Walter
Sunday, May 31 – Saturday, June 06, 2020 SOLD OUT
An amazing fun-filled week of Hands-On cooking in a French Chateau, full of kitchen time, wine discovery, great food and and exciting daily excursions to experience the real Loire Valley! You will leave with recipes (and techniques) you will use to delight your family and friends for years to come. Some of the fun skills covered will be: Proper Cutting Techniques and Knife Use/Sorbet-making/Bread making/Sauces and Jus to accompany your newly-learned creations/Soups/Souffles/Braising meats/Pan-searing/Artistic Plating/Menu-planning.
D-Day Revisited – 76th Anniversary
Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 1, 2020
Sunday August 2 – Saturday, August 8, 2020
Join us for a full week of exploring and understanding the Normandy Invasion. Your co-host Dwayne Lee, along with Artistic Gourmet Adventures, will provide a week long Adventure where you will experience for yourself the emotion of standing where the soldiers stood and imagining through your eyes the events that took place. Authentic Normandy accommodations, gourmet meals and daily excursions to the most important sites that remain to remind us today of the price that was paid for our freedom are all included.
Sunday, September 27 – Saturday, October 3, 2020
Only Four Rooms (Six Spaces) Available!
In this amazing Adventure we will leisurely wander the back streets of the ancient cities and small towns in Tuscany, taste the wines of the region, sample olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated Chef Walter Eagleton will treat you to classic gourmet meals and favorites of the region. Our private accommodation for this exciting Adventure is luxurious and full of character. This 14th Century Villa is a magnificent Villa with stately Tuscan architecture and lush green gardens.
The Amazing Coast of Amalfi
Sunday, October 11 – Saturday, October 17, 2020
Come to sunny Italy to the most beautiful coastline in the world! The Amalfi coast of Italy is just minutes away from Naples. Small towns perched on the side of the mountain and trailing down to the electric blue and emerald green sea. The water sparkles with silver and small and large boats sway to the waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Your home for the week is a splendid Palazzo Villa up in the hills overlooking the water. Artistic Gourmet Adventures will guide you on this Adventure of a Lifetime in sunny Italy!